Mark Leftly reports on growing support among parliament's influential select committees to let MPs "blackball" ministers' choices for key public sector jobs
Downing Street source says "the world has changed" since peers inflicted government defeat on tax credit cuts
Former Foreign Office permanent secretary warns Brexit committee over morale concerns if outside experts are paid more than civil servants delivering UK's exit from the EU
HMRC says Concentrix staff moving in-house are being given fresh training, as it confirms earlier-than-planned end to controversial fraud and error deal
Public Administration Committee says vote to leave the EU means it is "all the more important that the civil service is clear about its mission and role"
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People
House of Lords Constitution Committee session told that wealth of academic data is often ignored
David Cameron’s policy guru ruminates on his career over lunch with CSW's Suzannah Brecknell
After a career in journalism spanning the Financial Times, The Times and Prospect, Bronwen Maddox has taken the helm of the Institute for Government. She tells Jess Bowie about her vision for the IfG’s future – and spills the beans on dinner with Russian president Vladimir Putin
DWP urged to review Jobcentre middle management capability – and give frontline staff more flexibility
Work and Pensions Committee says Work Coaches should be supported "to strike the right balance between coaching and conditionality", and warns of varying management quality across the Jobcentre Plus network
"We’re forever doing accountability ex-post," says the former cabinet secretary, as MPs kick off their new inquiry into the future of the civil service
Cabinet Office lays amended redundancy scheme before parliament after key unions back a deal – but the Public and Commercial Services union says refusal to extend deadline was an "unnecessary and spiteful insult"